On the night of February 10, 1567
an explosion devastated
the Edinburgh residence of Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Those arriving at the scene of devastation found,under a tree in the garden,
the naked corpses ofDarnley and his valet. Neither had died in the explosion, but both bodies bore marks of
At the time, Mary was conveniently away attending a wedding masque. Clearly a murder
taken place, and the legend of